Patna, the capital city of Bihar, is one of the oldest surviving cities in India. Earlier known as Pataliputra, Patna has seen the dawn of the human civilization and hence is home to some of the most ancient structures, sites and ruins. Despite the historic importance, Bihar as a state has been inadvertently overlooked in the books of Indian Tourism.
Bihar has started gaining popularity from the travel enthusiasts after the recognition it received from UNESCO as World Heritage Site in Nalanda. With many global tourists and avid travellers shifting their compass to Bihar, Lemon Tree Hotels came up with a beautiful hotel Lemon Tree Premier, Patna to facilitate comfortable accommodation and fine dining in Patna. So, while your stay is taken care of in a hotel which assures all the seamless services and fine facilities you expect, here we have the top five tourism destinations in Patna for you to visit and explore during your stay.
One of the oldest residential universities in the world, Nalanda University has been recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Dating back to 5th Century AD, the university was home to many scholars and students from various parts of the world.
2. Agam Kuan
Dating back to the era of Ashoka, this deep well was a way to torture people along with the brothers of Ashoka, the ruler. Aga Kuan in Patna has a huge significance, with tales and folk lore about the vast well passed won through the generations.
Built in 1786, Golghar is a great example of an architectural wonder. Initially designed and built as a granary to safeguard the city of Patna from famines and catastrophes, Golghar has become a major sight of attraction in the capital city.
4. Buddha Smriti Park
Owing to the fact that Gautam Buddha attained the ultimate truth in Bodh Gaya, located around 120 km away from Patna, a memorial has been built in the capital city to remember and highlight the achievements of Gautam Buddha.
5. Takht Sri Patna Sahib
As the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born in Patna, the Gurudwara is a popular pilgrimage for Sikhs not only from India but from all across the globe. Takht Sri Patna Sahib was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
While you stay comfortably at Lemon Tree Premier, Patna and enjoy amenities such as free Wi-Fi, fine dining options, a swimming pool, spa and fitness center, you can trot around to explore these wonderful, awe inspiring ancient sites in and around the city.